From A Link to the Past to Planescape: Torment, these are our favorite maps in video games.
Some amazing Nintendo characters have surfaced in the past ten years alone. Which one takes the top spot?
COMMUNITY QUESTION | With the recent anniversary for Perfect Dark, it's time to figure out what's your favorite Rare game.
"It was quite surreal demonstrating music I'd created whilst [Shigeru Miyamoto] was in my studio, listening."
Also Panel de Pon, a win for those who are too cool for Tetris Attack.
Retro game guide covers were a hot mess, but they sure turned heads.
In 1994, a translator changed game localization by writing a "deathless" apocalypse.
Tracing the history of the iconic weapon from the Atari 2600 to the present, and all the ways that it's influenced gaming.
Grab a cup of green tea and watch the master at work.
Three kids versus the end of the world.
Kat and Nadia review Trials of Mana, which brings them to a much bigger question.
In the '90s, RPG fans blazed trails for each other with high-level save files in rented games.
At Reedpop HQ, Arms had a unifying power.
There was a reason those buzzer-beaters bricked, it seems.
Keep it secret. Keep it safe.
Final Fantasy has many memorable characters. Let's talk about the ones we like best.
You can't fish hamburgers out of the trash cans, though.
Mario's Uniqlo birthday suits aren't much fun compared to last year's Pokemon line.
You're wrong about Super Mario 64, you're wrong about Super Mario 3D World, but most of all, you're wrong about Super Mario Sunshine.
Chrono Trigger's detailed endings are an example of how it does everything right.
We talk to game preservation experts about what's been preserved, what's been squirreled away, and what's already been lost.
He says he's already working with a university museum on exhibiting the unit next year.
That's around $380,000 after fees and still a record, but it looks like high-spender interest really peaked weeks ago.
COMMUNITY REQUEST | Let's talk about the games we never quite finish playing.
Bees, boats, and tennis.
A Link Between Many, Many Worlds
When it comes to video game discourse, everything old is forever new.
There weren't any car chases, but it's still a harrowing tale.
Dragon Quest fans are happy this movie's coming West, sort of.
Just make sure any pipes you jump down don't lead to the park's septic tanks.
The creators behind the Earthbound, Zelda, WoW, and Fallout cookbooks on how they bring fictional cuisine into real-world kitchens.
Even the world's worst translation can't destroy a good yarn about slaying the Lord.
Crystalis is also on its way to the NES version of the service.
If you're shopping for someone who still finds beauty in cartridges and pixels, have we got a gift guide for you.
This week's Axe of the Blood God is a titillating mailbag episode. Kat and Nadia discuss Pokemon, more Saturn RPGs, and Bahamut Lagoon's unorthodox methods of dragon-rearing.
Twenty-five years ago, Nintendo faced the threat of obsolescence with sheer bravado—and won.
The gaming community knew nothing in the '90s, and frankly, neither did a lot of publishers.
A 30-year-old RPG that's aged to near-perfection.
You’ll need the Book of Mudora to get into the Desert Palace. Here’s where to find it.
A creator and a pro sit down to talk blocking in fighting games.
Fighting around the Mana Tree.
The Blood God drops listeners in a time warp back to 1994.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | With Nintendo Switch Online boosting its library, tell us about your favorite SNES game.
Race 'em, fly 'em, stack 'em: Nintendo Switch Online's SNES library is off to a good start.
Be prepared for a whole new world.
Earthbound's player guide is a great example of the effort publishers expended trying to make the West fall in love with RPGs.
The reasons Nintendo's online service is flaccid, and what it can do to pump things up.
FCC filings point towards the Super Nintendo arriving on the Switch.
For modder Chris Downing, making his own handheld consoles is even more fun than playing them.
Do not forget the ways of the old gods.
There's a time to fight, a time to philosophize, and certainly a time to do both.
A few personal picks from a phenomenal week of charity fundraising.
The Link to the Past-Super Metroid randomizer mash-up is sure to be a blast.
Square Enix may have misplaced a few classic video game source codes.
From the NES Classic to the Sega Genesis Classic, we break down the best retro video game consoles you should buy—and which ones you should avoid.
COMMUNITY QUESTION | What is the first video game Mt. Everest you have successfully climbed?
Companions, friends, and killers: Your fuzzy RPG pals are whatever you need them to be.
From NetHack to The Witcher 3, we celebrate the greatest RPGs throughout gaming history.
The desire to make "the next EarthBound" is understandable, but it's also misguided in some important ways.
A cartridge's save battery is finite. Just like a parent's love.
Some Final Fantasy games have remakes of their remakes. What's the definitive version of each single-player mainline installment? Let us help you.
Chrono Trigger's sublime soundtrack arguably tells its classic story more effectively than its character dialogue.
Mode 7 graphics and steak knives no longer occupy the same branch on their family tree.
Mario goes for a great big slide ride, and Croco looks a little green around the gills.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | Our RPG podcast dives into the excellent RPGs that didn't quite make the cut.
Square Enix published a tell-all video about Final Fantasy 9's development. As the Skeksis would say, "Hmmmm!"
Square struggled to transcend the boundaries of the SNES even as it benefited from them.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | What are the best RPG plot twists? And the worst? Kat and Nadia explore both sides of a time-honored RPG trope.
Fingers crossed for Ice Climbers.
"Memento Mori" applies to video games, too.
An RPG about personal tragedy, growth, and infusing your limited vocabulary with tremendous weight.
Read the comic that elevates the Star Fox team from dust-covered outlaws to intergalactic heroes.
SNES Classic release date, SNES Mini price, SNES Classic US pre-order, and more. All you need to know about the SNES Classic Edition including SNES Classic reviews. All the cheat codes that exist for the games included with the SNES Classic.
Watch a video that examines how Nintendo guides you through Super Metroid.
Something more than just grime and spiders, I mean.
25 years ago, Secret of Mana played games with our hearts.
How many of us can say we put a fox in space when we were teenagers?
The barrel rolls were slower and clumsier, but Star Fox for the SNES has a special something every other iteration lacks.
AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD | The latest episode of our RPG podcast goes in-depth on Kingdom Come: Deliverance and the Secret of Mana Remake.
"I wept on the train ride home."
"Disco?" "Pissed off?" "Death Metal?"
Our old Super Mario RPG friend is nowhere to be seen.
Back when instruction booklets were a canvas.
Online orders at GameStop and ThinkGeek sell out quickly.
Say hello to my very little friends. We conduct a scientific study to see just how small the SNES Class Edition really is. You won't believe the results! Yes, the SNES Mini is very small!
Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Finally: A lost dog comes back home.
Gee Bill! How come Best Buy lets you [get an SNES Classic early]?
Interviews with key Nintendo staff unearths a treasure trove of rare game trivia.
The final climactic battle was apparently under debate.
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